Abbas, Peres, Francis to meet on Pentecost Admin Monday, June 2, 2014 The Bible reports that on Pentecost the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples after Jesus had ascended to Heaven, transforming them from a timid bunch into the most fearless missionaries the world has ever seen. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.